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Looking for love? Meet a modern-day matchmaker

Misty River Introductions is a matchmaking service for people who are looking for long-term relationships. Mary Cook talked to Linda Miller about why and how she began what has grown into one of the most popular matchmaking services in the country. Y@H: When did it all begin? LM: I was always good at matching up...
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Multi-faceted, fun Mont Tremblant

  By Katharine Fletcher I bet you’ve heard of Mont Tremblant because it’s an all-year resort which in winter is a favourite magnet for downhill boarders and skiers. Also, because it’s only an hour and 45 minutes (153 km) from Ottawa, the ski hills of this destination resort are oh-so-close to us here in the
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Leaving a legacy

By Randy Ray Few Canadians realize their money and assets can be put to good use by charitable organizations after they’ve passed away. The fact is, more than 80 per cent of Canadians contribute to charitable organizations throughout their lifetime, but only seven per cent continue this support by including a charitable gift in their
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Flu shot helps us stay healthy and active

(NC) As the weather gets colder, people make certain changes — dressing warmer, drinking hot beverages and staying healthy by getting the flu shot. Getting the flu shot boosts your defense against the illness. Before each flu season, a vaccine is developed to protect against the most common, expected flu viruses. That’s why it’s important
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Naturalist Michael Runtz

Michael Runtz is well known throughout Canada as one of the country’s true naturalists. His interest in wildlife goes back to when he was a small boy, when he held his first pair of binoculars. Since that time, he has authored many books and written countless articles on everything from birdwatching to Algonquin Park, and
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Arts & Entertainment

A woman and her world of music

(Y@H) Nana Mouskouri’s Forever Young Tour is said to be “a new journey, going back to the beginnings through the waters of youth. Dreams do not wither – neither do songs. They are bubbles of eternity embracing our memories, the soundtrack of our lives.” The Greek legend continues to wow admirers around the world wherever
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

The Christmas hand-me-down box

By Mary Cook For weeks Mother had been telling us not to look for any extras that year for Christmas. She didn’t expect that our fowl at Turkey Fair Day would bring in enough money to buy much more than the bare necessities, like sugar, flour and inner soles, and maybe a new set of
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Top facts about the regulation of charities

By The Canada Revenue Agency Charities play an important role in our society and provide valuable services to Canadians – including the most vulnerable. That is why the Government of Canada supports charities through unique tax privileges, such as an exemption from income tax and the ability to issue official donation receipts and receive gifts
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Healthy Living

Ottawa area hospitals take measures to protect against winter viruses

‘Tis the season for influenza and gastroenteritis (stomach flu).  We have been told that there will be higher levels of virus activity this season, and  a joint message from the Ottawa area hospitals: Bruyère Continuing Care, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Hôpital Montfort, The Ottawa Hospital, The Royal Mental Health Care and Queensway Carleton
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Food and Nutrition

Holiday entertaining

Chocolate Orange Brioche Bread Pudding Every year, there is always one hero recipe that leaves your guests craving for more. This holiday, whip up this rich and delicious brioche pudding that features a soft and buttery sweet loaf made in France that is hand-braided before baking for European-style flavour and flair. “Toasting the brioche in
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